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by auntnene on June 12, 2004 06:08 PM
I planted several mums last fall and they are! Do I need to cut them way back or just clip the buds or let them bloom and pray they bloom again in the fall? Also.... they are huge! Can they be seperated now or do I wait until fall? [dunno]

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by gardenmom32210 on June 12, 2004 06:53 PM
About 6 weeks ago I had to re-landscape the gardens at the office where I work. They were full of mums that had just finished blooming. Well lo and behold they're blooming again! I brought a whole bunch home and put them in my yard. I deadheaded all of them when I moved them. I would recommend just keeping them deadheaded to stimulate more buds.
If you want to separate them,I would say go ahead,just make sure to water them well when you do. Hope this helps [flower]

Karen [grin]
by njoynit on June 13, 2004 12:59 AM
I cut my tops and root my tops for more plants....rooting hormone and rooting solution to water in with.I divide in the spring not the fall.I do my rooting in shade.I have had them re bloom at proper time with cutting.they bloom on light changeing.I also try to keep my wood thinned.I have 5 types now.

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by Kywoman on June 20, 2004 05:12 PM
I always cut my mums back several times to keep them from getting leggy and falling over in the fall. These clipping can be stuck directly into the soil for new plants. Just keep them watered for a while. [flower] Don't cut back after July 1st in my area (Midwest).

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